Short-Term Primate Carer

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International Primate Rescue
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Coordinator | IPR
Coordinator | IPR
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Punti Salienti

Volunteer with a variety of Primate species not native to South Africa
Get an insight into Primate behaviour
Have the opportunity for one on one interaction
Meet people and make new friends from all over the world
Use you days off to explore the beauty of South Africa
This is a short-term volunteering opportunity at our primate sanctuary with a maximum stay of one year. You will assist in all duties and take care of our primates. This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
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If you are passionate about animals, especially monkeys and want to make a difference in their lives, then volunteering at International Primate Rescue is for you. The rewards and benefits are two-fold, we give you an experience of a lifetime and you assist us with the daily care of the animals.

As long as you are at least 18 years old you are welcome. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for work experience, a student on a gap year, want a break from your office job, are retired, or you just want to get away from it all for a while. Join us and experience a unique once in a lifetime opportunity!

Our volunteer program will give you a fascinating wildlife experience whilst you learn about primate behaviour and animal care. You will get hands on experience with all the different species of primates at the sanctuary. We currently have Capuchins, Macaques, Squirrel monkeys, Mona monkeys, Tamarins, Marmosets and Grey Mouse lemurs. But as cute as they are you also need to be prepared to get down and dirty, as along with the pleasure of interacting with our animals, their enclosures also need cleaning and maintaining!

During your time with us you will get to know our staff and work side by side with them. More importantly, you will get to know our monkeys and all their different personalities. It is our hope that when you leave us you have made lifelong friends with our staff as well as your fellow volunteers, and that you walk away with the fantastic memories of an unforgettable experience!!!

Typical day

You will be responsible for all aspects of primate care as outlined below:


• Food preparation and feeding

• Distributing supplements, primate pellets and conducting health checks on the primates

• Cleaning and maintaining the enclosures

• Enrichment

• Observations and monitoring

• Recording behaviours and concerns in the daily observation book


Free-time activities

Bosveld tours can organise group trips to places such as Kruger National Park, Horseback Safaris, lion and Rhino park, Wonder Caves, Apartheid museum and many more. There is a local supermarket and pizza take away.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Safari/
Zoo
Museum/
Opera
Riding

Requisiti

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
Good work ethic and awareness of physical work that will get you dirty.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on lunedì, martedì, mercoledì, giovedì, venerdì, sabato and domenica from 09:00 - 17:00

Servizi inclusi

Services by International Primate Rescue
  • Accommodation
  • Tap water
  • Support by the local team
  • If you have asked us to arrange an airport pick up, our driver will meet you at Johannesburg airport. The trip to the sanctuary takes about 45 min to an hour. If you arrive during the day, our driver will take you food shopping on the way.

    When you arrive you will see that your accommodation is right in the middle of the sanctuary, so we can give you a tour straight away and introduce you to all the monkeys. Or if you are too tired you can relax and shower and we will show you around later. The rest of the day you can relax and unpack or get to know the monkeys.
    The following morning work will start at 9:00 and one of our staff will take you under their wing.
    The airport pick-up will be paid seperately.
Accommodation

Dorm rooms are very basic and can accommodate a maximum of 14 people in one dorm. 

Beds are bunk beds and we will provide sheets, pillow and duvet.

There are 2 indoor toilets and 1 shower, with a further (enclosed) shower and toilet on the grounds outside, we also provide towels for your use. 

We have a volunteer kitchen for your use and groups tend to go on shopping trips every week or so to buy food.

Dorm Room
Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees. An airport pickup isn't included within the program fees either. Food, snacks or beverages are at extra costs.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sudafrica.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Sudafrica provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Sudafrica you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sudafrica.

Date e Prezzi

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Volunteers can join our project at anytime throughout the year

Availability
gen feb mar apr maggio giu lug ago set ott nov dic
Duration
1 - 50 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
1 week (min. stay)
$276
2 weeks
$430
3 weeks
$645
4 weeks
$860
8 weeks
$1.720
16 weeks
$3.440
32 weeks
$6.880
50 weeks (max. stay)
$13.800
Average fees
$276 /week

Si prega di notare che le tariffe sopra indicate sono stimate. International Primate Rescue vi informerà sul prezzo finale durante il processo di candidatura.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with International Primate Rescue during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Short-Term Primate Carer

This is a short-term volunteering opportunity at our primate sanctuary with a maximum stay of one year. You will assist in all duties and take care of our primates.

$276/week

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